What The New Alzheimer's Disease Drug Means For Patients 1

What The New Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Means For Patients

 

There is breaking news today from the FDA, which has approved the first new medication in 18 years for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. Dr. Natalie Azar joins Geoff Bennett to discuss. 

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34 comments

  1. FDA should give approval for THC too, science seems at least as strong for that slowing or halting amyloid plaque buildup, just the politics that are in the way.

    1. There is zero science that thc helps that or else doctors would use it like crazy. Doctors know far more than stoners do.

  2. Doctor: Good news! There is a NEW medication for your Alzheimer’s, but no American can afford it.
    Patient: Who are you again?

  3. I hope they make the Stable Genius the spokesperson for this new treatment. Very brave of him to show the world what it’s like suffering from this disease when he took the stage in North Carolina this past weekend.

    1. ​@Pew pew McPewface But I thought he was going to be re-instated soon? Or is that not happening?

    2. @Ro G is it? I don’t pay attention to Trump. I don’t like him. People can dislike biden and the left all while disliking trump too. I know that’s hard for your liberal head.

    3. @Pew pew McPewface “I don’t pay attention to t’rump” and yet here you are, reminding me that he’s no longer president.

    1. @Grumpy Hobbit Be honest. At this price, it just won’t be included in the basket of available drugs in other countries.

    2. For anyone that has dealt with this it’s a no-brainer; if it works: open up the patent for generic branding and making sure it’s financially accessible to all. And, if you can’t pay for it: you’d get it for free. Why? Because that’s how terrible this condition is. Simple.

    1. Imagine what it takes to lose presidential seat to Joe. Dump doesn’t need to imagine, he lived it. Lol

    2. @Igor Vdovchenko Or imagine a president so despicable that a Bernie supporter like me actually voted for an 80 year old creep who’s starting to lose it with a VP who only got 2 percent of the primary vote. I don’t have to imagine, I lived it. But I’m definitely not lol-ing

  4. My sweet momma has Alzheimer’s. In no way should we make cracks on anybody that has this! That is so heartless. It’s awful the shape my mother is in. I don’t care who it is don’t make fun of a person with this awful disease. Who know who could wind up having it. An why is everything made political?!!!!! I’m no Biden fan for sure. This is a horrible disease an it could come back on you for saying ugly things. May GOD Bless you all.

  5. Several thousand dollars a month for an Alzheimer drug that may do nothing. Is insurance going to cover this or is this treatment only for the rich? In which case the clinical trials may be too small to be difinitive.

  6. I took a BioGen drug before. Those people called me everyday spamming me. Annoying company.

  7. The drug doesn’t really do anything but it comes with a remote control so you can’t lose it.

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